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eBook Getting Stoned with Savages: A Trip Through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu download ISBN: 143320178X
Author: Simon Vance,J Maarten Troost
Publisher: Blackstone Audio Inc; Unabridged edition (August 1, 2007)
Language: English
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Getting Stoned with Savages: Tripping Through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu is the second offering from travel writer, J. Maarten Troost.

Getting Stoned with Savages: Tripping Through the Islands of Fiji and Vanuatu is the second offering from travel writer, J. I read and adored his first book, The Sex Lives of Cannibals: Adrift in the Equatorial Pacific, a few years ago and fell instantly in love with Troost's humor and candor. So, as you might imagine, when I heard about Getting Stoned with Savages, I quickly and single-mindedly stalked it on BookMooch. com until I had a pristine copy in my talons

Jan Maarten Troost (known professionally as J. Maarten Troost) (born 1969 in The Netherlands) is a Dutch-American travel writer and essayist

Jan Maarten Troost (known professionally as J. Maarten Troost) (born 1969 in The Netherlands) is a Dutch-American travel writer and essayist. Troost is the author of a South Pacific trilogy - The Sex Lives of Cannibals (2004), Getting Stoned with Savages (2006), and Headhunters on my Doorstep (2013) - as well as a book about contemporary China - Lost on Planet China: One Man's Attempt to Understand the World's Most Mystifying Nation (2008)

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Getting Stoned with Savages tells the hilarious story of Troost’s time on Vanuatu-a rugged cluster of islands where the natives gorge themselves on kava and are still known to eat the man. Falling into one amusing misadventure after another, Troost struggles against typhoons. Falling into one amusing misadventure after another, Troost struggles against typhoons, earthquakes, and giant centipedes and soon finds himself swept up in the laid-back, clothing-optional lifestyle of the islanders. When Sylvia gets pregnant, they decamp for zed Fiji, a fallen paradise where the local chiefs can be found watching rugby in the house next door. And as they contend with.

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After two grueling years on the island of Tarawa, Troost was in no hurry to return to the South Pacificóuntil he began to feel remarkably out of place in modern Americaóand he knew it was time to set off for parts unknown. Here he tells the story of his time on Vanuatu, a cluster of islands where he struggles against typhoons, earthquakes, and giant centipedes but finds himself swept up in the laid-back, clothing-optional lifestyle of the islanders.

Getting Stoned with Savages tells the hilarious story of Troost’s time on Vanuatu-a rugged cluster of islands where the natives gorge themselves . MAARTEN TROOST recently returned from his years in Vanuatu and Fiji. He, his wife, and their two children live in Sacramento, California.

In the sequel to The Sex Lives of Cannibals, the author returns to the South Pacific, heading to Vanuatu and Fiji, where he and his wife cope with Mother Nature--typhoons, earthquakes, volcanoes--the relaxed lifestyle of the islanders, and new parenthood. Book available.
Comments: (7)
Mr.Bean
Troost returns to the South Pacific in "Stoned with Savages" for further adventures and mis-adventures.

As with his first adventure related in The Sex Lives of Cannibals, the writing is entertaining and fresh, and very unlike other travelogues and biographies. This 2nd volume is a bit more polished than the first, and covers more ground (more islands, multiple countries), but with a similar tone.

It's not typical lowbrow travel humor, which usually plays off expected American audience ignorance of the "rest of the world", and bores the many of us who are not ignorant, nor is it the dry cultural observations of a guidebook.

Instead, the self-effacing humor narrating the adventures and mis-adventures of author Troost and his girlfriend in one of the most obscure parts of the globe provides plenty of chuckles (and actual laugh-out-loud moments) while providing a meaningful look at unusual cultures (eg, he talks to people who experienced cannibalism), while living abroad where few people have even traveled.

The writing is briskly entertaining with a conversational style, and the complete absence of "this is dumb, why am I reading this?" moments.

In the era of the internet and accessible international travel, a travel narrative that isn't either humdrum or sensationalist is rare, and a humorously entertaining one is a truly unusual find. Both this and his previous book are Highly Recommended.
Cordann
I enjoyed the book and went to a kava bar to try kava from Vanuatu. I was okay with the fact that it tasted like dirt because I was interested in the effect, but it did nothing more than numb my tongue. Then I was then told that it's supposed to be downed in one fell swoop. So I did that, but it just made me nauseous. Maybe one has to go to Vanuatu to experience what the author did.
Unsoo
Not as captivating as his first book (Sex lives of Cannibals), still funny, irreverent and some interesting facts and titbits about a part of the world which is not known to us and certainly not from such an intimate and lived point of view.
Zut
I read his 1st book ''Sex Lives of Cannibals'' and loved it. After reading this one, I wanted to read every book he's written. It's such delicious reading,
that I read it slowly to enjoy every bite and morsel. I also would like to thank his wife for affording him the time to write these wonderful stories/books. How anyone could not love and enjoy these books is beyond me. Thank you J. for the many hours of enjoyment, education and
humor which shall stay with me long after their reading!
Very Old Chap
This was my first Troost book, and I found it laugh out loud funny, witty, and a light, fun, fast read. It was well worth the day it took to read it. I'm not going to suggest it was profound, thought provoking, or a must read from a literary sense, but it's one of those books that you read when you want something funny and light. It sounds like the people who first read "Sex Lives of Cannibals" were somewhat disappointed in this book. (Which just tells me that "Sex Lives of Cannibals" must be hilarious! Maybe everyone should read this one first.) Without having read that to compare to (therefore rating purely on a stand-alone basis), I found this book really enjoyable. Troost's witty humor, sarcasm, and ability to poke fun at himself make for an enjoyable read (especially between books tackling heavier subject matters). It's like taking your own mini vacation.
Winenama
I love J. Maarten Troost's books. He is hilarious, sarcastic, honest and has a good sense of humor toward the disasters that arise. This is the perfect book for anyone feeling stuck in a career rut or with a wanderlust spirit. This book and The Sex Lives of Cannibals are my favorites--I keep buying them, lending them off, and having to re-buy.
Fohuginn
Another good one from J. Martin Troost. Have a good laugh and enjoy the trip. Don't let his book titles keep you away. When I first started reading his travel adventures, I was embarrassed to take his book The Sex Lives of Cannibals to the checkout counter. But it was well worth it.
If you are a fan of the travel genre, read Troost's first book, are fascinated with islnad life, or simply dream of getting away this is the book for you. This book has some humor, adventure, descriptions of island life food, and geography, but also covers things like the politics and effect of the outside world.
Where Troost really excels in his writing is taking all these aspects and rolling them into an easy to read and follow story that is also entertaining. I would recommend reading his first book, "The sex lives of cannibals" beforehand, It does end up setting this books theme and explaining some of the history.